LETTERS TO FATHER JACOB

By Klaus HÄRÖ

THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION - as FIN

Drama - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Klaus HÄRÖ
    • Synopsis
    • Letters to Father Jacob is a warm-hearted and touching story of Leila, a life sentence prisoner who has just been pardoned. When she is released from prison, she is offered a job at a secluded parsonage; she moves there against her will. Leila is used to taking care only of herself, so she experiences conflicting feelings when she starts working as the personal assistant for Jacob, the blind pastor living in the parsonage.
      Every day the mail man brings letters from people asking for help from pastor Jacob. Answering the letters is Jacob´s life mission, while Leila thinks it´s useless.
      Leila has already decided to leave the parsonage when the letters suddenly stop coming. Jacob´s life is shaken to its foundation. Two completely different lives are intertwined unexpectedly, and the roles of the helper and the one being helped are turned upside down.
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